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Magge Gates | @
I am an unabashed fan of the man, his
voice, his movies, and his acting repertoire! He acted- emotion brought
out and made visible through ACTION.
As I watch his movies, Colman seems to always find a perfect action and nuance for the meaning of the scene. I mean, has anyone else realized the power of a perhaps 10-second action of him in "Arrowsmith" when he enters his dead wife's closet and sinks with grief into her dresses? I've never seen a more powerful short emotive bit. Similar reaction to death scene of Cigarette in "Under Two Flags" Fantastic! Never never tire of watching his films, silent or talkie. Anybody out there working to find intact any "missing" silents?
9 September 2015 - Florida, USA

Albert A. Annunziata | @
It has just struck Midnight…May 19th, now 57 years since Ronald Colman's death at what now seems to be
the relatively young age of 67!
It is with some astonishment that I find myself watching his films, admiring him still, and then realizing that I am now older than he was when he starred in many of the classic films that
I love so well: Michael "Beau" Geste, Hugh "Bulldog"
Drummond, Robert Clive, Sydney Carton, Robert Conway, Francois Villon, Dick Heldar, Prof. Michael Lightcap, Charles Rainier, etc. OMG, I'm even older than Colman was when he played brainiac Beauregard Bottomley in the delightful and waayy ahead of its time CHAMPAGNE for CAESAR!
I miss him without ever having known him. What a wonderful thing, that his charm, voice, manners and acting "magic" has become an abiding part of me and indeed a part of the many fans still, throughout the world.
Thank you, God or the Fates or the Muses for giving
us Ronald Colman. I remember a line from John Huston, as he eulogized Humphrey Bogart "There will never be another like him"…Well, the same must be said for Ronnie Colman.
Born February 9th, 1891 and listed in the British Census as Roland Charles Colman! Somewhere along the way, letters were interchanged or an innocent typo or whatever the case, and he "became" Ronald Charles Colman. Left us May 19th, 1958…still relatively young, and all too soon! Happily the Magic lives on and
Colman continues to move and inspire us still!
18 May 2015 - New York

Gail C. | @
I love this web site. Comments here are exactly how I feel. Have been a classic movie fan since elementary school and I recorded Mr. Colman's voice reel to reel tape, so I go back a ways!
25 April 2015 - CT

Jim | @
I first heard the Colman voice when I was 12 and the film "A Tale of Two Cities" happened to be on the television. I heard the voice and stopped what I was doing to try to find out who the actor was. I have been a fan ever since. I recently saw "The Prisoner of Zenda" on TCM and was pleasantly surprised to rediscover what a great film it was. Colman had it all - the voice, the looks, the sense of pathos. I have always regretted that he didn't make more films. But it must be remembered that he was a leading star of silents and came to talkies late. He was nearly 38 when he made his first sound picture. I can't think of another major star whose career spanned the silents and the talkies and was a major star in each era. We are fortunate that sound came around when he was still in his prime. As a result, his voice and style will live forever. By the way, great site.
14 February 2015 - Virginia

Albert A. Annunziata | @
Happy Birthday Ronnie! Yet another year rolls by!
Please forgive the brevity of these birthday greetings, as I am struggling through a very bad cold.
It's a funny thing, but when I'm in bed, nursing a cold,
I think of you as Beauregard Bottomley in CHAMPAGNE FOR CAESAR, or Professor Michael Lightcap in TALK OF THE TOWN.
Very glad that A TALE OF TWO CITIES was shown at a decent hour on TCM a few days ago.I will NEVER understand why Colman wasn't even nominated for Best Actor. A wonderful picture with all hands giving great performances: Blanche Yurka, Henry B. Walthall, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Claude Gillingwater, Billy Bevan, Walter Catlett, Donald Woods, H.B. Warner
and the deliciously devilish and cruel Basil Rathbone.
Can ANYONE out there explain to me how ATOTC lost to Mutiny on the Bounty??? I mean, Clark Gable couldn't even manage a British accent!!!
Where's the Alka-Seltzer Plus?????
9 February 2015 - Thornwood, NY

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